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All the participants in the stock class pose for their portait before the start of the competition. Photo: Mark Kurtz
All the participants in the stock class pose for their portait before the start of the competition. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Photo Essay: Glens Falls All-American Soap Box Derby

Akron Ohio is the Mecca of soap box derby racers and references to "going to Akron" was heard often on the Murray Street hill in Glens Falls this past Saturday. Since being revived 11 years ago after an absence of several decades, the Glens Falls All-American Soap Box Derby has an enthusiastic following. Volunteers were setting up the course by 7 in the morning and by 9:00 about 24 competitors took to the Murray Street hill course. By 3:00 in the afternoon two winners were set to "go to Akron".

The Glens Falls All-American Soap Box Derby website has information about becoming involved with soap box derby racing. The rich history of the soap box derby can be found at the All-American Soap Box Derby web site.

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Mark Kurtz
Photojournalist

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